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yarak

[yar-ak]
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noun Falconry.
  1. a state of prime fitness in a hawk.
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Origin of yarak

1850–55; perhaps < Persian yārakī strength
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Examples from the Web for yarak

Historical Examples

  • When a hawk is keen, and in hunting condition, she is said to be “in yarak.”

    Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 10, Slice 2

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  • Sparrow-hawks will generally fly, if in yarak, without being entered artificially.

  • Nothing is more bloodthirsty than a young goshawk in yarak; nor, in proportion to its size, has so much strength in its grasp.